Jelly fish, photo Galice Hoarau

Biology

Bachelor's degree in Bodø

Welcome to start your studies 2021

Register as student

Welcome as a student at Bachelor of Science in Biology.​

We have planned an autumn semester that will be exciting, safe and inclusive for all our students. 

Registration

All students at Nord University must register in Studentweb at the start of the semester. You can pay the semester fee and register as a student as soon as you receive your student number. After you have completed payment and registration, you must register for teaching and examinations. You will also be able to access important learning tools and online meeting rooms at Nord University. The deadline for payment and registration is September 1st. 

>> Registrer as a student at Nord University

Programme / starting date - Bodø


DATE TIME / PLACE ​​ACTIVITY
Sunday August 15 18:30
Backyard of the university

PreStudy BBQ

All new students at the Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture are welcome to an informal "Meet & Greet". The BBQ is complimentary from StudentiNord.

​Tuesday August 17

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13:15 - 15:00
Auditorium A12 Petter Thomassen

Commencement! Welcome to new students in Bachelor of Science in Biology.

15:00 – 15:15 Pause with snack

15:15 – 15:45

Auditorium A12 Petter Thomassen

Meet your buddies.
Wednesday August 18 ​​
09:45 – 14:00

Dependent on the COVID-19 situation: Guided tour in the Mørkvedbukta Research Station.

Meet by the main entrance at 09:45.
Lunch (Norwegian style) complimentary from the faculty.

​14:15 -16:00

A5 – Petter Thomassen 

Mandatory Lab safety course

KJ105F – Laboratory safety

Thursday August 19

08:00 - 10:00

Complimentary breakfast from Studentinord. Ask your buddy where to collect it.

10:00

Tour de Nord Puzzle Hunt.

Meet by the main entrance.

Friday August 20 11:00 – 13:30

Hiking to Hunstadtoppen if weather is ok! Meet by the main entrance. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Bring a snackpack and water bottle.

Hunstadtoppen (218 m above sea level) is a popular hiking destination. With a little bit of effort you'll have a great 360 degrees view. The tour is about 4 km in total, with slight height and well-marked paths.​


Teaching plan, syllabus and other information


Teaching plan

The teaching plan is published in the teaching plan tool TimeEdit during the summer.
Choose your study programme to find the teaching plan:

>> Teaching plan

After you have registered as a student and confirmed which course you will take, your individual teaching plan will be available in TimeEdit.

Reading list/course literature

How to find your reading list:

>> Reading list

Equipment

Whether you will attend some digital teaching or wholly online teaching, you will need the right equipment. All students should have access to: 

  • PC/Mac/tablet with internet connection 
  • Headphones 
  • Web camera
  • Larboratory coat. More info will be given. 

Adaptation

If you have special needs (included if you are in a Covid-19 high risk group) you may apply for adaptation. Application deadline is September 1st.

>> Read more about adaptation (in Norwegian)​

Frequently asked questions about start of studies
>> Answers to frequently asked questions about starting studies and much more

Student life and orientation with buddies


​​Our aim is that all our students get to know their campus well. Therefore, we have collected information about how to get to and from campus, how to find your way at campus and how to keep yourself updated on events and activities.​


>> Read more about student life at the different campuses at Nord University
>> Orientation with buddies 

How did life on Earth evolve? How does DNA code for important biological functions? How do food webs look like at the bottom of the sea? How does climate change affect animals and plants? These are some of the questions that biology seeks to answer. As a student in biology at Nord University, you will learn about the fundamentals of life in the beautiful surroundings of Northern Norway.

Programme description

How did life on Earth evolve? How does DNA code for important biological functions? How do food webs look like at the bottom of the sea? How does climate change affect animals and plants? These are some of the questions that biology seeks to answer. As a student in biology at Nord University, you will learn about the fundamentals of life in the beautiful surroundings of Northern Norway.

Study model

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Job opportunities

Due to increased focus on the environment, ecology and sustainable development, the Bachelor degree in biology will give you many job opportunities, both in the private and the public sector. You can get employed at environmental agencies, laboratories, companies and directorates. If you combine the programme with pedagogic education, you can also become a teacher in a high school or secondary school. If you choose to proceed with a Master degree, you have the option for more specialised jobs in scientific research or consulting.

Further education

BSc in Biology qualifies for the Master of Science programme in Biosciences at Nord University, or for master programmes at other institutions in Norway and abroad.

Master of Biosciences at Nord have the following specialisations:

Aquaculture, Genomics, Marine ecology and Terrestrial ecology and nature management.

Study abroad

Ever thought of spending part of your degree in another part of the world? Our cooperations with universities in Europe and other parts of the world can offer you exciting opportunities to study one or two semesters abroad. You can also spend 15 weeks on a work placement abroad as part of your undergraduate studies.

A study abroad complements your degree studies best in the third academic year. You can spend one and up to two semesters abroad, the world is yours to explore.

Below you will find an overview of our partner universities where you, as a biology student, can travel to:

ASIA
India:
Department of Aquaculture, Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, College of Fisheries, Mangalore

Japan:
Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology

China:
Zheijang Ocean University, Zhoushan

South Korea:
Pukyong National University

Russia:
Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU)
Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Arkangelsk (NARFU)
St. Petersburg University

AUSTRALIA
Charles Darwin University
James Cook University
Deakin University

NEW ZEALAND
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

CANADA
Memorial University of Newfoundland
University of Northern British Columbia
Vancouver Island University
St. Francis Xavier University
Lakehead University
University of Saskatchewan

EUROPE

France:
Université Francois-Rabelais, Tours
Université de Bourgogne, IUT Dijon
Université Paris Descartes
Université Jean Monnet Saint-Étienne, IUT St.-Étienne

Germany:
Hochschule Bremen, University of Applied Sciences
Leuphana University
University of Bremen
University of Hamburg

Hungary:
Szent Istvan University

Netherlands:
University of Groningen
University of Wageningen

Poland:
University of Agriculture in Krakow
University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn

Spain:
University of Alicante
University of Barcelona
Universidad del País Vasco (Bilbao campus)

UK:
University of Stirling

Denmark:
Roskilde University

Iceland
University of Akureyri

Italy:
University of Sapienza

Portugal:
University of Algarve

Sweden:
University of Gothenburg

USA
Augsburg College
Augustana University
Humboldt State University
University of Minnesota, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (St Paul)
University of New England
University of Alaska Anchorage
University of Alaska Fairbanks



​​The University Centre in Svalbard

In addition to the opportunities to study abroad, the faculty kindly suggests one semester at the University Center in​ Svalbard (UNIS).

UNIS offers a number of exciting courses in Arctic biology at BSc, MSc and PhD levels. The courses are offered in spring, summer or autumn, and most have a strong focus on fieldwork.

Students apply for admission directly to UNIS.

For information on topics and admission requirements see: UNIS | The University Centre in Svalbard​​

Application deadline and admission

Application deadline Applications are open in the following periods:
> Non-EU/EEA: October 1 - December 1
> EU/EEA og Nordic residents: February 1 - April 15
ECTS Credits 180
Study level Bachelor
Scope Full time
Teaching language English
Police certificate of conduct No
Campus Bodø

Application deadline and admission

Application deadline Applications are open in the following periods:
> Non-EU/EEA: October 1 - December 1
> EU/EEA og Nordic residents: February 1 - April 15

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